GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT - (click  to jump to specific module section)

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Physiologic Development


Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe SMR staging and develop skills in properly staging adolescents
  2. Recognize the stages and progress of normal puberty
Readings and Videos:
  • Readings:
    1. Blondell RD, Foster MB, Dave KC. Disorders of puberty. Am Fam Physician 1999;60(1):209-18, 223-4.
    2. Bordini B, Rosenfield RL. Normal pubertal development: Part I: The endocrine basis of puberty. Pediatr Rev 2011;32(6):223-9.
    3. Bordini B, Rosenfield RL. Normal pubertal development: part II: clinical aspects of puberty. Pediatr Rev 2011;32(7):281-92.
Materials to develop educational sessions:

Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic, endocrinology)
  • Inpatient (wards, PICU)
  • Emergency department


 


Social and Cognitive Development


Learning Objectives:
  1. Characterize the developmental continuum of adolescence including impact on health and risk-taking
  2. Assess data on adolescent brain maturation, development of executive function and its influence on adolescent risk taking behavior
Readings and Videos:
Interactive learning opportunities:
  1. Office of Adolescent Health E-Learning Module - Adolescent Development.
Materials to develop educational sessions:
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic, subspecialty clinics dealing with adolescents with chronic illness)
  • Inpatient (wards, PICU)
  • Emergency department


Development of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation


Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation
  2. Apply a developmental framework when discussing the development of gender identity with patients and families
  3. Apply a developmental framework when discussing the development of sexual orientation with patients and families
Readings and Videos:
Interactive learning opportunities:
  1. NYPATH Module: Working with LGBTQ Youth.
Materials to develop educational sessions:
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Outpatient (adolescent clinic, primary care clinic, trans/gender clinic - if available)
  • Community organizations focusing on providing social services, support groups to LGBTQ youth
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